Recolte Sauvage | Avery Brewing Company

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Recolte SauvageRecolte Sauvage
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.03%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by claytong on 02-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by StoneTSR:
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: This beer looks like a bubbly rose. When held up to the light a very pretty and bright red shines through with a lot of bubbles popping up from the bottom. A large patch of sediment also sits at the bottom, but doesn't cloud up the beer. It stays separate.

SMELL: It requires a swirl or two to really bring out the full aroma, but it is a very pleasant one once you do. Tart apple and sour lead the way with some lighter fruit as well.

TASTE: Like the nose, tartness dominates here. Some fruit juice-like flavors also mingle as a slight swell of chocolate flavor subtly rises towards the middle of the sip. This beer tastes like a nice, tart, medium bodied red wine.

MOUTHFEEL: The Sauvage is a much lighter and more playful beer than I would have expected given its color. A nice sparkle and medium body give it a pleasant mouthfeel.

OVERALL: In my opinion, the Recolte is superior to the Muscat D'Amour. I liked them both, but I can pass up the Muscat if I see it on the shelves again, this one I will not.

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2.74/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of fortsambo. Served in a mini snifter. Pours dark with a thin head and not too much retention. The nose has a heavy whiff of red-wine grapes along with oak and acidity. Dark fruits and berries in the background. Flavor is similar, with a heavy emphasis on the barrel character. Medium body. A bit tannic. Interesting, but not something I’d revisit right away.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Similar quality to its sister-release, the Muscat D'Amour-- Good, but not great. I like the medium-to-full-body character. The taste has some complexity to it, but nothing really shines. A decent Cab Sav grape/red cherry dominates, with a hint of oak. Minimal sourness, and not much on the finish. Mine was a bottle purchased at the release about 9 months prior at Avery.

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3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another shared by Jason.

A - Dark reddish colored beer with an off-white head.

S - Smells a lot like wine. A bit jammy, with a bit of oak coming through.

T - Tastes more like wine than any beer I've ever had. Nice tannic notes and grape flavors with some good barrel influence.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

O - If you like wine, you should probably stick to wine. If you like a beer that is trying to be a wine, maybe you should drink this. Interesting, but this isn't really better than just a good beer or good bottle of wine.

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Pours a deep, dark red color with a small off-white head. Holy crap does this smell sweet. Intense grape aroma and just as much sweet jam kind of smell. Lots of berry type notes to it (blackberry and boysenberry, mostly). The flavor is no different. Intense sugary sweetness with berry jam and overripe grapes dominating. Some red wine, a bit of wood, and minimal tartness to break up the sweetness.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Recolte Sauvage from Avery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.
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